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Mandarin House

Object Number: 
2008.47.131
Medium: 
Cardboard, striker, metal staple
Dimensions: 
Overall (closed): 1 15/16 x 1 9/16 x 3/8 in. (4.9 x 3.9 x 0.9 cm)
Description: 
20 stick matchbook with red exterior. Front cover with depiction of double doors with gold panels and black Chinese characters and other gold and black detailing. Name of restaurant in black lettering on gold rectangle on closure of matchbook. Saddle with gold rectangle and name of restaurant in black lettering. Gold rectangle with black lettering on rear cover (see transcription in notes).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lila A. Morris
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group